About The Course

Recorded Webinar

Course Description: The experience of grief and loss is a multifaceted process and clinicians will interact with many clients who experience grief and loss. In this workshop, learners will discover the nature of grief, diversity in how people grieve, and various types of losses. Theoretical frameworks will be presented, along with a strengths-based approach to viewing grief and loss. Attention to the style and skill of the therapist will also be explored.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore the dynamics of grief, including the etiology, diversity and perspectives.
  • Identify key theoretical frameworks that shape view of grief and loss.
  • Describe core elements of effective grief counseling.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.